In addition to the course held last semester (Teleworking), the FIM has planned to hold 2 special courses in the next
semester (WS1997/98). |
Additionally, continuous research will take place.
The drafts for the courses are below:
FIM-project 1: A co-operative Internet course
Title of the course:
Comparative review of personal homepages, homepages of educational institutions and self-employed people.
The target group of the course consists of three categories: a class of an AHS (Academic secondary school/upper level), a group of students at the local PADB (Federal pedagogic academy) and a group of students of information science at the university. The course will be held jointly with the teachers of the PADB and of the AHS and the FIM. The following diagram shall illustrate the connections between the three groups:
All communication between the participants (between the pupils), between the different groups (pupils and students) and between the directors (teachers and university personnel) will be conducted by electronic means alone, i. e. there will be no personal meeting of the participants. This cannot be ensured between the pupils, as they are from the same class, but nevertheless they shall be enforced to do electronic communication at least to some extent. As an incentive the three groups shall work against each other in a sense of competition. This shall be moderated by the obligation to publish (via World-Wide-Web-pages) provisional multimedia-enhanced results at regular intervals.
Means of communication:
The means of communication shall be provided and serviced by the FIM. If necessary there will be an introduction to the different forms for the groups. This will be likely the case for the AHS-teachers, but definitely not for the university students. The necessity for an introduction for teachers and students at the PADB is to be determined when the actual participating groups are fixed.
In detail the communication will flow through the following channels:
Aim and expected results:
The aim of the seminar is to find out in each group, how pupils and educational institutions can present themselves in a high quality in the WWW and how pupils can communicate effectively over the Internet. The results shall enable them to create and successfully carry through projects with other institutions, in this way enhancing the computer-literacy of the participants and adding to their social competence by showing them the possibilities of co-operative and collaborative learning and working together with distant people. As there are three different groups of different educational level and interests, there will be the chance of finding out, which group focuses the attention on which of the many possible aspects.
The main target is to teach the teachers by distance learning how to use modern communication methods and how to structure the communication carried out through them (training on the job), enabling them to transfer this knowledge to the students at the PADL and the pupils at the AHS respectively. So joint projects between groups of the same level (even at a greater distance) will be possible in the future because of this working experience.
Tasks of the FIM:
Visions for future extensions:
As this is a local project in a sense that all participants are from Austria, there will be no language problems. For a following project it will be of interest to multiply the participants by incorporation of other European countries. In this way it will be possible to not only compare the different views of three levels of educational institutions but also between a number of countries. As this will be followed by at least one other language, the selection of the participants from lower educational levels will be of more importance because of linguistic barriers. This work will be founded on the results and findings of this course, so a further element of distance learning will be included in addition to the continued empowerment of teachers in new media.
FIM-project 2: ODL / CBT course
Title of the course:
Computer-based Training / Computer-based Education
There are four partners involved in the course:
The main topic of the course is Computer-based Training and Computer-based Education. Individual topics for the teams proposed by the FIM are:
At the end of the course experienced and well-versed teachers from the PADB will review, compare and rank the assessment-criteria found by the different working groups. This will lead to new insights concerning the production of CBT-materials and the concept and the contents of the course in Multimedia-Pedagogic (MMP) at the PADB, which is currently under development.
Know-how about how to organise distributed courses using the Internet. Special points of interest are:
Tasks of the FIM:
Last change: 07.04.98 by MVS